The Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Commencement No. 6) Regulations 2017 bring further provisions of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 into force from 3 November 2017. Specifically the ability to make regulations to bring banning orders into force and other issues need to make banning orders work, like the database of banning orders. Whilst this does not in itself bring banning orders into force, it shows it will come into force and this is preparatory work. Since the October date for new legislation has been missed it is a fair bet this will go live for April 2018.